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WATCH | Ancient creature survives 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

WATCH | Ancient creature survives 24,000 years in Siberian permafrost

A microscopic organism has wriggled back to life and reproduced asexually after lying frozen in the vast permafrost lands of northeastern Siberia for 24,000 years.

A view through a microscope shows a tiny, ancient animal called the bdelloid rotifer at an unknown location, in this still image taken from undated handout video footage.

The microscopic organism was found by Russian scientists.